Takashi Tsumura@KOBE
Tsumura Interview on the Quake's Aftermath
Part 1

"God's Door Opened!"/Interviews with Kobe Residents
Winter 1996

Following is an anthology of comments and accounts by those who suffered in the Great Hanshin Earthquake. It was compiled by Takashi Tsumura, a writer and practitioner of Chinese healing who lives in Kobe. While the quake, its effects and aftermath were extensively reported in the mass media, this is different in the way it presents a collection of personal views and perspectives. Tsumura gathered the comments for a year, beginning directly after the quake struck.

return voices-1 [Memories]

return voices-2 ["God's Door Opened!"]

return voices-3 [Water-Fetching Days]


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